The LDS faith is a dying artifact of an early American culture of greed, deception and criminal activity. It lingers today as an example of how Satan's work on Earth can hold captive educated people in a family/social polytheistic cult. Joseph Smith developed doctrine which fooled thousands into believing they too can be a god and control your own planet. He said that the god we worship was once a man like us but because he was a good mormon - he became the god we worship. (This is mormon doctrine; not mine). Smith was a known liar and story-teller. He had what he called a "seer stone" which he said gave him power to find treasure. Smith was a convicted swindler who decided he was entitled to marry 34 woman, of which 2 were 14 years old. Smith attempted to print his own money, build his own army, and declared himself a king. After being wanted for treason against the United States, Smith was killed in a gunfight. History, logic and wisdom have destroyed the LDS faith. As mormons have more tools of education and access to the actual historic record - not just the revised version, they are simply walking away from a cult. American folk religion and con artistry are sticky; - wisdom is the solvent. Joseph Smith was a con artist who fabricated a snake-oil folk religion into a self-serving ego-feeding cult. Smith fed his lust, greed, and ego. Now that there are open volumes of data available for inspection, the LDS faithful are departing in a massive exodus. The Book of Mormon has been exposed as to what it is; a prop for a con. There is no real or actual evidence to shore up the frail story and geography of BoM. There is no DNA evidence to support this Jew Indian Theory of theirs. Ironically, the best evidence against the BoM are all mormon sources and doctrine. The history vacuum plaguing the LDS faith cannot be filled by revelation knowledge from a prophet or a mormon's testimony. We must call the LDS church what it is - a criminal enterprise began by a con man that continues today.